By Indiewire | Indiewire April 12, 2006 at 10:12AM
The son and an associate of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa unveiled a film school named after the late legend aimed at passing down his know-how to younger generations. Kurosawa Akira Juku, a two-year film school, started accepting applications for 80 students to study production and 30 acting students for classes opening in September. The school will showcase instructors who worked with Kurosawa along with visits and lectures by global figures such as Iranian cinema's doyen Abbas Kiarostami and Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-Hsien. Hisao Kurosawa, a producer and eldest son of the late director, will serve as chairman of the academy. Agence France Presse reports.